295 is clearly more powerful it's like 100 dollar difference between the two but you can't use your board to the full since it's amd chipset. So might as well go with 4870x2 or 2 4870's just to run amd together sence they have the whole we run better together oc stuff. Either way i suggest you get an aftermarket gpu cooler it saves you from worrying about temperature as much http://www.artic-cooling.com/catalog/product_info.php?c...
Chipset doesn't matter. If it did, you'd only be able to use those cards on CF/SLI boards. Thats the point to the "x2" cards, it doesn't matter what chipset you use.
The answer to this is whether the GTX295 is worth the extra $$$. Both cards are very fast, either can handle 19x10 with ease. Unless you are on a huge 30" 25x16 screen, the performance difference between these two won't really be felt. Gkay09 brings up a good point. Depending on your resolution, neither of these cards might be needed. If you are like most and have a 16x10 22" display, I wouldn't get either of these cards.
Not sure about that. The 4890 is shaping up to be a volt modded overclocked 4970. If the price comes out to be $250, I'm not sure the extra 100MHz on the core will make it worth it. Not if the 1GB 4870 will be $200. This might be enough to put it near GTX280 speeds, not sure about performance/price. We'll have to see what Nvidia does with the price of their cards.
if you keep with the amd you can run dragon which is supposed to help, fps with games. Im not a fan of amd proc's myself so I dont know but with the 4870's currently below 200, i'd say yeah that's a good buy.
sorry i didnt mean run dragon that's just what amd is calling systems with all their parts installed what i mean to say was fuzion.
AMD released version 1.0 of its AMD Fusion for Gaming utility, which allows users a simple and fast way to prepare their Windows PCs for gaming. With the press of a button, the application can be used to automatically close down non-essential services, enhance the hard drive performance and even overclock the GPU and CPU.
sorry bout that, just dont keep up with the amd stuff.